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Saturday, May 24, 2008 (All times Eastern)

Toronto FC (4-2-2) at D.C. United (2-7-0), 7:30 p.m.

Washington, D.C. (Sports Network) - D.C. United has the worst record in Major League Soccer entering the second leg of a home-and-home series with Toronto FC on Saturday.

The four-time MLS Cup champions have posted the best record in the league the last two seasons, but with just one win in their last seven are desperate for a win.

United lost to Toronto FC on Wednesday, 1-0, but take some comfort in playing the second game at RFK Stadium in Washington, D.C. - where it's posted both of its wins this season.

"It's definitely a tough situation. It's embarrassing to me, but we've got to go back to work and right the ship," United midfielder Fred said. "I've been through this before and I have the experience with it, but you never want to go through something like this."

Toronto, which is unbeaten in six straight, took advantage of an early mistake by D.C.'s Devon McTavish to score the lone goal in Wednesday's match. McTavish started in central defense, although he's a midfielder, and TFC striker Danny Dichio buried the mistake just seven minutes into the game.

"When you're going through rough stretches, one mistake, or two mistakes tend to cost you and that was a bad mistake, you know, seven minutes in," United coach Tom Soehn said. "I thought we came out with a lot of energy, I thought we executed what we came to do, but a mistake is hard to recover from."

TFC held on to post its fourth shutout in its last five games. It's six-match unbeaten run - which includes four wins - is the longest in franchise history.

"It was important that we can get a 'W' under these circumstances and it gives us confidence going in to D.C. now [on Saturday]," TFC goalkeeper Greg Sutton said. "You know I think that we're real confident bunch that we can get three points going down there."

Toronto does have a few concerns entering Saturday's game with Dichio (groin), Maurice Edu (quadriceps) and Laurent Robert (knee) all probable with injuries.

D.C. hopes to get any edge it can. United has just one goal in its last four games and has allowed a league-high 18 goals. Last year's league MVP, Luciano Emilio, has just one goal and that was in a 4-1 win over Toronto on April 5.

"We had our chances to score we had plenty of set pieces, especially in the first half we weren't quite sharp with that last pass. Yet we still had our chances to do what we needed to do but we didn't put them away," Soehn said of Wednesday's game.

Soehn said after last weekend's 3-1 loss to Chivas USA that, "we're going to evaluate everything." If United loses again Saturday, that may not be Soehn's responsibility anymore.

05/23 13:39:51 ET